RICHSTINE’S THE STORY: TENDER YOUNG ALICE’S BROTHER: A BOY AND HIS BOOKS

Posted: January 1, 2014 in Take A Peek!, THE STORY: RichStine's "The Story" (also on Pinterest)
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TENDER YOUNG ALICE’ & DREW

THE STORY:
“Not many know or have even heard of Alice’s brother, Andrew.

Andrew, like Alice (of “Alice In Wonderland” – fame), shared similar hyperactive imaginings, hallucinations, and problems staying focused.

But, unlike his little sister, Alice, Andrew–“Drew”–as he preferred–was fortunate in this way:
Drew was a Boy.
And, since he was a boy, he had many things to do, many pals to play with. Advantages, simply because he was a boy. Not a girl.

He certainly wasn’t locked in his room (much), as poor Alice was!

It helped, too, that Drew was not stuck at home.
He was shipped off to a very expensive, elite, boys’ boarding school, in New England. There he imagined lots of things, and his love of books was unparalleled.

Sometimes, Drew would write letters to his sister, and share the great adventures he was having. Alice loved these dearly.

At first glance, the boy in the picture, seated atop large books, seems to also have wings. He doesn’t have wings. He’s just a boy. Boys, for all of their advantages, just do not have wings.

The wings are part of a mural he painted in his room, in the dormitory at boarding school. He painted it after he was sent to his room for being naughty, in response to his boredom.

The schoolmaster was not happy about the mural. He reprimanded the boy.

Secretly, Schoolmaster quite admired the boy’s work. Very creative, and nicely done.

This is Alice’s favorite photograph of Drew. She kept it always, on her dresser. It is a fine picture. And Drew is quite dapper.
A fine looking chap, isn’t he?

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